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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Driver Ergonomics

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It’s summer time and with summertime, comes vacations and peak driving times. In peak driving times, we need to be extra aware of other cars including motorcycles on the road and how we are driving ourselves.

We get lots of questions about how to sit when driving because traveling and driving an motor vehicle can cause pain and injuries, when even done for short periods of time. Take a look at the following tips for help in reducing pain and symptoms when traveling.

  •    Know your vehicle

This is good time to know where everything is in your vehicle from your windshield wipers to your buttons to move your seat.  Remember every vehicle is different so it is a good idea to know so you aren’t being a distracted driver.

  • Preparation

This is the time to make sure that you buckle your seat belt, get your shoulder cushion for the seat belt where it needs to be, and get your sunglasses on. Also if traveling but motorcycle, grab your helmet and protective clothing for safety.

  • Adjustments

This is a good time to make sure that your seat is in the right place for you.  Make sure there is enough space between your head and the roof.  Of course, we want you to be able to see properly as well.  Make sure your able to get to the pedals without reaching.

  • Positioning

Make sure the back of the seat is set at around 100 degrees and that there is good lumbar support for your low back.  If your seat does not adjust or provide enough support,  you can use a rolled up towel or a lumbar support.  Do not drive or sit in a “C” shape as it can put additional pressure on your lower lumbar spine.  Use the head rest because it helps support the neck and weight of your head when driving.

Your knees should be about level with your hip but not pointing upwards.  At last, make sure the steering wheel is at least 10 inches away.  10 and 2 positions are best for most drivers but it you have neck or shoulder issues, 8 and 4 may provide the best way to drive for comfort.

  • Movement

Move when you can.  Try not to travel for more than 2 hours sitting down in one position. Try to take rest breaks and keep your body comfortable.

When traveling this summer or any time of the year, keep in mind these helpful tips to reduce pain and fatigue. Enjoy the journey!  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

Chiropractic Care and Your Immunity




One of the beautiful things of chiropractic care is that it goes way above and beyond just fixing your back. After seeing a chiropractor will start to see improvements in other aspects of your life. This is because at the core of chiropractic care, is re-balancing your body. Many people only think of seeing the chiropractor when their back is sore, or they are having shoulder or hip pain, but in reality, there are so many more benefits! One that most people are not aware of is the boost to your immunity that chiropractic care can give.


What does chiropractic care have to do with my immune system? Well, chiropractors focus on removing any nerve interference in your spine. What this does is allow your central nervous system to return to its full potential. Your central nervous system regulates and controls every other system in your body and acts as a line of communication from your brain to the rest of your body. What chiropractic care will do is remove any blockages in the lines of communication that will get your nervous system back to full strength. Because of this, many patients will see improvements to other conditions even if they are seeing a chiropractor just for back issues.


Since the nervous system controls every other system in your body, that means that it is directly linked to your immune system. When your nervous system detects a problem in your body, etc. Injury or sickness, it deploys to the immune system to heal or repair the body. If your nervous system has any blockages or is jammed up with other communications, it can impair its ability to deploy the immune system.


Whether you would like treatment for aches and pain in your back, or if you’re interested in all of the other amazing benefits of chiropractic care, give us a call to set up an appointment and see if a chiropractor is right for you!


Fletcher Chiropractic
4300 S 48th St Suite 7 | Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone: 402-261-5766 | Fax: 402-261-5943

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 8 am- 5:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am – Noon
Friday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: By Appt. only | Sunday: Closed
After hour appts available Mon/Wed


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